Paranthodon

About Paranthodon

Paranthodon was one of the very first dinosaurs to be discovered in Africa. This dinosaur was first discovered in 1845 by Andrew Bain and William Atherstone. Andrew Bain found the fossil while helping to construct a new road. He thought that it looked reptilian and sent it to London to be examined by Richard Owen. The fossil consisted of a partial skull. Owen combined the skull with some other fossils that had been found earlier, and named the animal Anthodon. Later it was discovered that the fossils that had been combined with the skull were actually from another animal. Thus, they were taken away, and the dinosaur was renamed Paranthodon. Because scientists have only ever found this single fossil, most of what we know about Paranthodon is based on educated guesswork.
What is this dinosaur’s name?
Paranthodon
How do I pronounce Paranthodon?
Parr-ann-thoe-don
What does the name Paranthodon mean?
Besides Anthodon
How long was Paranthodon?
16.00 feet 5.00 meters
How heavy was Paranthodon?
2000.00 pounds 1000.00 kilograms
What dinosaur class was Paranthodon assigned to?
Stegosauridae
What did Paranthodon eat?
Plants
How many years ago did Paranthodon live?
125,000,000 Years Ago
In what period did Paranthodon live?
Early Cretaceous
Where did Paranthodon live?
Africa
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Paranthodon's Time

155,000,000
Years Ago

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Paranthodon's size

0 kg
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